A woman from Somerset is aiming to become the first person to swim from the Cornish mainland to the Isles of Scilly.
What makes Beth French's story more amazing, is that as a teenager she suffered from ME, which left her in a wheelchair.
More top news
Police are investigating a raid on a cash machine at a Co-op in Nailsworth. The robbers broke into the store, using explosives to rip it out
Pride of Britain regional finalist, John Billitteri from Bristol, has succeeded in his mission to collect 1m pennies for Help for Heroes
Members of the GMB union have issued an open letter calling for the Chief Executive, Ken Wenman, to resign over pressures on the service.